Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Nose Knows

Yesterday, from early evening into the late Chicago night, the corner of State and Lake was permeating the smell of melted chocolate. I searched and searched but found not the source. It shall remain a mystery.

Note from 2012: The mystery was solved, but you have to read the comments to this post...


Joy said...

Chicago lore has it that it wafts over from here.

And ice cream and I go way back, Brad. Glad to find a kindred spirit!

Brad said...

Joy's mystery-solving was spot on.

One evening this past summer, I had the pleasure of indulging in Blommer's dark chocolate covered pecans. The factory was right next to a park that was projecting Ferris Bueller onto a giant inflatable screen and business was booming. The chocolate-covered pecans were a delicious pre-movie snack. Since I am never one to skimp on scientific dessert data, I also tasted them during and after, proving my hypothesis that something that smelled so good was worthy of eating.